Alumni Board

Message from the Association President

Melissa Beadnell, DMD

When I look back at my four years spent at the OHSU Schoolof Dentistry, it is always with fond memories. One of the greatest benefits we all gained from dental school were the close friendships formed with our classmates. This year my class will celebrate our 10-year reunion and throughout my time post-graduation, I have been supported by these friendships formed in school. For me, this has been the greatest gift.

As the current OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association President, I want to ensure the organization does everything it can to help sustain the connections and relationships of our alumni. It is my goal to bring our alumni closer together; this may be through face-to-face opportunities, alumni events, or through our "Dental Bites" electronic newsletters and/or the Caementum magazine.

The SDAA continues to sponsor many worthwhile events, including funding student scholarships each year, supporting the White Coat Ceremony, and multiple student events throughout their four years, and most importantly, providing opportunities for our alumni to gather and network throughout the year. 

Starting off the 2017-2018 academic year, I was privileged to attend the DS1 Conference on Ethics and Professionalism at Cannon Beach. It is an exciting time to be a student at our school and I really enjoyed meeting our 75 future alumni. I was honored to present each of them with their official alumni sweatshirts. We welcome them in to our alumni family.

As the School of Dentistry Alumni Association President, I see firsthand how important your generous financial support is to the school and I encourage you to continue giving to help ensure the success of dentistry's future. I sincerely thank you for all of your support. If you have not visited OHSU recently, I highly encourage you to do so, especially when the students are on campus. I believe you will witness how passionate and incredible the students are and that supporting them and our school is a very worthwhile cause.

Thank you for continuing to support the OHSU School of Dentistryand the Alumni Association. 

Melissa Beadnell, DMD '08
President, OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association

Alumni Association Board of Directors

 

Melissa Beadnell, DMD '08

Steve Beadnell, DMD '80

Bill Beeler, DMD '70, Endo '83

Eric Burbano, DMD '68

Alan Chen, DMD '09

Michelle Crocker, DMD '04

Magda D'Angelis-Morris, DMD '99

Fay Gyapong Porter, DMD '90

Lillian Harewood, DMD '95

Erin Hill, RDH '03

Erica Kelly-Bronitsky, DMD '08

John Kloucek, DMD '86

Stacy Matsuda, RDH '77, MS

Peter Morita, DMD '86

Charlie Muraki, DMD '12

Thomas Pollard, DMD '74

Lorin Rice, DMD '80

Bill Sharwatt, DMD '63

Glen Shimshak, DMD '74

Don Sirianni, DMD '64

Jim Smith, DMD '81

Ronda Trotman, DMD '96

Chris Usinger, RDH '77 

Stephen Erwin, Class of 2018

Carly Christoferson, Class of 2019

Victor Tran, Class of 2020